Car & Motorcycle
is easily accessible from the north, south and west as
the city centre is located just two miles off the A1/A1(M),
a major north-south trunk road.
The city lies 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham,
125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York.
Either take the A1 coastal route to Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
continue south past Gateshead and then join the A1(M)
at Washington. Leave the motorway at junction 62 and proceed
on the A690, following signs for city centre.
Alternatively choose the A68 cross-country through Northumberland
and Border Country. Just south of Horsley, bear left on
to the A696 and continue straight ahead to Gosforth where
you join the A1 southbound. At junction 65 join the A1(M)
to junction 62 and then take the A690 into the city centre.
Take the A66 (junction 40 of the M6) and continue across
the Pennines to Scotch Corner. Then join the A1 and continue
to junction 62 when you should leave the motorway on the
A690 following signs for city centre.
Either take the M61 to Preston and then join the M6 northbound
to junction 40, where you should leave the motorway on
the A66 to Scotch Corner. Then join the A1 and continue
straight ahead to junction 62, then take the A690 into
the city centre.
Alternatively, if you’re traveling from Yorkshire,
take the M62 eastbound past Leeds and join the M1 at junction
29. Continue straight ahead on to the A1 and A1(M) to
junction 62 and then take the A690 following signs for
Take the M6 northbound to junction 40 and then join the
A66 Cross-Pennine road to Scotch Corner. Join the A1(M)
and proceed to junction 62 and then take the A690.
Either take the A41 and then join on to the A1(M) at Hatfield
which becomes the A1 trunk road at various points on the
journey north. Continue straight ahead to junction 62
and then take the A690.
Alternatively take the M1 northbound to junction 48 and
then join the A1(M) at Leeds. Continue straight ahead
to junction 62 and then take the A690. This route may
be faster than the A1 route, although the M1 tends to
suffer from congestion in the Midlands.
To keep up to date with road closures, accidents and general
traffic problems around the Durham area listen to BBC